Claude Elwood Shannon papers, 1932-1995 (bulk 1938-1989).


Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001. Claude Elwood Shannon papers, 1932-1995 (bulk 1938-1989).

Claude Elwood Shannon papers, 1932-1995 (bulk 1938-1989).

Correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, notes, scientific papers, drawings, diagrams, graphs, computer game, and other papers relating chiefly to Shannon's development of the field of information theory and its relation to other scientific and technical fields and to the humanities. Includes material pertaining to his work at Bell Telephone Laboratories, inc., Murray Hill, New Jersey. Also documents his interest in computer programming of chess and other games. Correspondents include Merle M. Andrew, William Ross Ashby, Edmund Callis Berkeley, Vincent P. Biunno, Hendrik W. Bode, Gordon Stanley Brown, John William Campbell, James U. Casby, Kevin Dowling, Peter Elias, Dennis Flanagan, Merrill Meeks Flood, Dennis Gabor, L. Ron Hubbard, Stephen Cole Kleene, Edward Lasker, David N. L. Levy, Anthony F. Liversidge, John McCarthy, Edward F. Moore, John Robinson Pierce, Emanuel R. Piore, G. Baley Price, Carl Sagan, Edwin S. Shneidman, David Singmaster, Julius Adams Stratton, A. M. Uttley, John Von Neumann, and Warren Weaver.

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